Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).
A Madea Family Funeral
Loren: How in the hell are these movies still getting made? One maybe two sure, but this the 11th(!!!) movie with this character in it. Does anyone like them?
RDT: Save for the rare commercial, I have never seen a frame of Madea footage. I sure as hell aint starting at #11!
Rick: I pretty much expect a new Madea movie to wander into theaters every couple of years until the end of time. Even if the title character actually dies in this one, these movies practically print money. You know that in like five years we’ll get hit with A Madea Resurrection.
Jen: Pssst I hear she dies in this one and that this is killing off the franchise. Not sure that improves the odds of anyone seeing it, but there you go.
Loren: At least they are doing something a little different with the stalker genre. I like everyone involved, if I can remember to I’ll check this out down the road when I’m in the mood for a thriller.
RDT: Good cast? Yes. Interesting premise? Yes. Do I care? Nope. Sorry. I know it’s dickish. But that trailer did nothing for me.
Rick: This ticks so many boxes for me. I’ll definitely see it in theaters.
Jen: Isabelle Huppert is so fantastically creepy in everything she does. This feels like a perfect fit. I’ll keep it on the radar for sure.
Woman at War
Loren: This looks interesting enough but I can’t see myself searching out an Icelandic “fighting the man” black comedy anytime soon. Maybe if they do an American remake down the road but probably not. Hey RDT, who’s in the remake? Frances McDormand?
RDT: Frances McDormand is in everything. My pick is Annette Bening. She’s due for a career resurgence, and I’m sure she’s gonna get one post-Captain Marvel. Oh, umm, this movie looks fine.
Rick: This looks interesting/irreverent enough that I’ll keep a lookout for it down the line. Also, maybe Holly Hunter for the remake?
Jen: What Rick said and let’s mix it up a bit, I haven’t seen Halle Berry do her “dressed down” thing in while. Continue reading